Awareness Parade to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Diseases

CdA Scholarship Program students organized their teachers and fellow classmates to participate in an Awareness Parade to motivate their community members to take the necessary measures to rid Los Tehuistes of dengue, chikungunya, and zika, all mosquito-borne diseases.

According to the American Mosquito Control Association, "[m]osquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism -- over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year." Los Tehuistes' scholarship students have led projects in their community to distribute "abate," a funny smelling powder that comes in small bags, which you poke holes in with a pen or small sharp object, and stick in the pila (washing basin) to keep the mosquito larvae from growing. This is one measure they hope their community members will continue to take to fight the mosquito-borne diseases that greatly affect the people of Los Tehuistes'.

At the parade, students were honored by the participation of the regional military band and the presence of Arturo Cevero, the Scholarship Program Coordinator from CdA's sister organization, Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (CIS), as well as a good turn-out from their community members.

Click on the photo below to view a slideshow of the parade.

Monthly Workshops: What do I want to do on the future and how to achieve it?

Monthly Workshops: What do I want to do on the future and how to achieve it?

As part of the monthly workshops, scholarship recipients from the program from Caminos de Accion’s (CdA) and el Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad’s (CIS) had a session of discussion about how to set their goals for the future and how to achieve those goals.

Monthly Workshops: Creating a Risk Map for the Community

Monthly Workshops: Creating a Risk Map for the Community

As part of Caminos de Acción’s (CdA) and el Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad’s (CIS) scholarship program, scholarship recipients from Tehuiste Arriba and Tehuiste Abajo worked to create a risk map for the community in the month of July.

The goal of the creation of this risk map was to address issues or situations of risk that could greatly impact the community and develop a plan of action to prevent harm or damages.

Delivery of pilas to more than 40 families in Tehuiste

Delivery of pilas to more than 40 families in Tehuiste

On May 24th, over 40 families in the communities of Tehuiste Arriba and Tehuiste Abajo were happy to receive a new “pila” at their front doors. The pilas, made of cement, are used for storing water, washing clothes, and various additional proposes around the house. They will provide a vital resource to community residents.